To be eligible for the Jewish Camp America programme you must...


Be 18 years or over before the 1st June of the summer you want to take part in. This is due to visa and insurance regulations that we must strictly follow. You can still start your application before you turn 18 though!


Be able to depart for camp at some point between the 1st May and 20th June and be available for at least 9 weeks. All of the camps we work with have different start dates, so we will only match your application to those camps that fit in with your availability date. The earlier you are available though, the better!


Complete and pass the relevant police check for the country in which you are applying from. As you’re going to be working in an environment with children and vulnerable adults, it’s essential you have a clear background check and meet our child protection and safeguarding requirements.


Be fit and healthy enough to spend a whole summer working on a camp. We require all participants to submit a Camp America medical form which has to be completed by your doctor. This will include a brief physical check up as well as details about your medical history.


Be eligible for a J-1 Visa. This will involve completing online forms and attending a face to face interview at your nearest US Embassy. Camp America will give you all of the documents and support you need to get your visa, so we make it as easy as we possibly can for you.


Be Jewish and be willing to work on a Jewish summer camp. It does not matter the level of your Jewish commitment as we work with hundreds of different types of Jewish camps, so we will work on finding the best camp to suit you!

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